15 YEARS RED GRAND RESERVE | HARVEST 2005
Made with grapes from La Marthita estate, planted in 1940. The grapes that integrate this blend are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec, with a higher percentage of the first.
Cabernet Sauvignon: Cruz de Piedra, Mendoza. Cultivated in 1993, at 870
meters above sea level. 4,600 plants per hectare and yields of 6,000 k / ha.
Merlot: Cruz de Piedra, Mendoza. Cultivated in 1967, at 870 meters above sea
level. 4,600 plants per hectare and yields of 5,000 k / ha. Furrow irrigation.
Malbec: Agrelo, Mendoza. Cultivated in 1927, at 1100 meters above sea level.
5,000 plants per hectare and yields of 5,000 k / ha. Furrow irrigation.
Sandy loam soil of alluvial origin, with a calcareous composition.
Traditional low trellis vineyards, with high cultivation density; Low-yielding
strains that, associated with varietal purity, allow high-quality grapes.
Hand harvested grapes
A privileged area that has a particular microclimate of dry summers, with
warm, sunny days and cool nights. Remarkable thermal amplitude that
favors the development of the grapes, reaching a great concentration of
aromas and a correct sanitary state
The wine ferments for 14 days, at approximately 28 °C and the maceration lasts for 10 more days. The wine is then aged for 36 months in Nancy
French oak barrels of 10,000 to 35,000 liters; each varietal separately.
The blend is then made, where it continues its progress in stainless steel
tanks, until the moment of being bottled. This wine evolves for 15 years
(the last 6 in the bottle), until it is released on the market, thus acquiring
a very particular bouquet
Red in color with a mahogany hue. Slight notes of tobacco, leather and
wood are perceived on the nose that recall its aging in French oak
barrels and subtle aromas of nuts, mushrooms and herbs that characterize the bouquet developed by these wines. On the palate it reveals
smoky tertiary aromas of great persistence and depth. A complex wine.
Serve at 16-18 ° C.
Sugar 1,70 g/l.
Total Acidity 4,90 g/l.
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